Recently my BIOS started stopping at the first screen, printing my hardware configuration (correctly) then asking me to F1 or F12 to finish loading.
I have an Intel BIOS version GB5010A.86A.7008.P18 that has been upgraded from the Intel Site. I have not yet insalled a home network but share a router for a cable IP. I have an extra hard drive slaved to my C: drive. The new hard drive has not yet been formatted but that shouldn't make a difference - I think.
Connecting to the cable IP and adding the hard drive were done 1-2 months before my BIOS started acting up. 'Windows XP restore' confirms to me there has been no recent system changes.
I have manualed, googled and Inteled, but not a clue.
Which makes my problem appear simple and stupid to me, but my frustration is getting intense.